HT: Newcastle 0 Valencia 1 – Newcastle Unlucky To Trail


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In a fast paced end to end contest this afternoon Newcastle found themselves one goal down at half time against a good Valencia side.

Newcastle were probably the better side in the first half and were unlucky to be behind.

Early in the first half Martins showed his pace to great applause from the Newcastle crowd as he burst away towards goal from his marker Abiol, but Oba was then brought down.

N’Zogbia’s free kick did not test the goalkeeper.

The Newcastle side were playing well, and playing typical Keegan type football, passing the ball around and the side looked well organized and free-flowing. Very good to watch.

N’Zogbia then got past Miguel on the left and burst away into the penalty area and although it was a tight angle N’Zogbia did well to force German goalkeeper Hilderbrand to make the save.

But then when is looked like Newcastle would be the first team to score, Valencia surprisingly went ahead.

A high ball came in from the left and a Valencia player headed the ball back and over Claudio Cacapa, and suddenly Joaquin was open and clear – and he slotted the ball nicely past Given.

Given was not pleased with the goal, and he must have wondered how the center of our defense was opened up so easily. Not a good goal to concede.

But then after around 42 minutes Newcastle put together a simply beautiful move with flowing passes from defense. Milner on the right, then cut in and turned the defender inside out before flashing a shot that whistled passed the goalkeeper’s left hand post.

A brilliant move by Newcastle that would have been a text book breakaway goal.

So Newcastle are behind at the interval, but the lads seem full of life and the second half promises to be more excellent entertainment for the crowd.

It would also be nice if we can win this game.



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101 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Unlucky but it’s the same old story.

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  • wils2603

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #2

    whos this second signing then?

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #3

    just back is colo there, wot time did it kick off

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  • Darryl

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #4

    yeh colo is there, and MA has his name on the back of his top.

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  • Jinal

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes Collocini is there. MA is wearing his name on the back of his shirt

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  • Darryl

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Lol

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #7

    so has he signed then, was he on the pitch

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  • toon 24/7

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #8

    scottish mag if ya click on lees comments on the over page u can watch it

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  • azim

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Martins is overweight…

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  • Toon

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Second signing believed to Taiwo according to a supposed ITK got the Colo thing right to be fair to him

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  • Irish_toon

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Smith is on 🙁

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #12

    oh well, Martins off, Smith on, cant see us scoring now

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  • Darryl

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, how come this site always comes up with CPU usage?

    Fair few Boo’s for smith lol

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  • Kevin

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Guthrie been impressive this half.
    At least Martins got some match time in prior to the season….can’t say same for MO.

    There’s Curly again!!

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  • Toon

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Smith getting needlessly booed

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  • toon 101

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #16

    no need to boo smith give him a chance

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  • Kevin

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #17

    I hope smith scores a screamer so moyes will fall for it and give us 3m for that waste

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  • toonaldinho

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Coloccini in the stands, MA also got it on his top lol

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #19

    get in duff! i think we have found our new set piece taker, guthrie, what a steal

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  • azim

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #20

    1-1 duff

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  • Irish_toon

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #21

    1-1 DUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • nitro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #22

    duff with a header!!get in

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  • Kevin

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #23

    get in duff!

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  • beessi-kosovo

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #24

    given has more chance of scoring than smith

    thnx duff

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  • azim

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #25

    hey guys …who is taiwo?

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  • Kevin

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #26

    taiwo is a LB
    How CLASS has Guthrie been in EVERY MATCH so far lads?!

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  • Darryl

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #27

    If duff can score a header, Smith should be able to score… lol. Smith to score to make it 2-1! :p

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  • nufcneal

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Does anyone have a working free live webcast url

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  • rutehh8

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Taiwo is a promising young Nigerian LB and plays for Marseille. He also has a sweet left foot.

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  • Kevin

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Very impressed.
    I want to see Gutierrez with the winner…

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  • Irish_toon

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Taiwo is a nigerian left back with one hell of a shot and he kicks ass in PES…so…. therefore he must b good in real life…… musn’t he???

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  • azim

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #32

    r we going to sign taiwo?…

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  • Irish_toon

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #33

    good defending by the toon

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #34

    FOR F*** SAKE MILNER LEARN HOW TO CROSS A BALL!

    good tackle by taylor by the way

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #35

    i really cannot understand how ALan Smith is so useless, he has actually contributed nothing to this game

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #36

    thank god Bassong is on, i want to see how he deals with Villa etc

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  • Midjew

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Duff has looked so good.

    Looks like a NEW signing

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  • kingkev

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #38

    well done duffer now for the winner

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  • Darryl

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #39

    I just wanna no why keegen doesnt shove some other players on. 3 subs is abit low for a friendly

    Milner! 😛 2-1

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  • lee

    Aug 9, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #40

    we seem to be holding our own agsnst these
    i think we r he better team

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